Impact of improved farm technology on pulses production in Karnataka
The current study aimed at evaluating technical efficiency and change in output of pulse crops in Karnataka. Totally 180 farmers were selected for eliciting required information on adoption of A3P technology. The results of the study revealed that majority of the farmers were operating above 80 per cent efficiency levels in both pulses across the farmers of A3P and Non-A3P. Further, more than 53 per cent of farmers' under redgram and 56 per cent under bengalgram have achieved 100 per cent efficiency level in A3P farmers category. Decomposition of the difference in total output between A3P and Non-A3P farmers was 13.23 and 14.86 per cent in redgram and bengalgram crops respectively. The A3P technology has alone contributed to the extent of 29 and 22 per cent to the total change in redgram and bengalgram output indicating output can be increased by about 29 and 22 per cent if the farmers could switch over from traditional practices (Non-A3P) to A3P technology. There is need to educate farmers on optimum use of inputs through conducting intensive trainings on A3P technology by KVK’s and other extension agencies to increase the supply of pulses in the country.
Bengalgram, Decomposition, Pulse crop, Redgram, Technical efficiency
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